Sugared Spruce

November 30, 2015

Sugared Spruce: A sweet and fresh blend of pine needles, orange, strawberry and a touch of sugared vanilla.


I sold out of this soap in 2 days. I brought it to two events and all 16 bars went.  Next year I’ll make a larger batch!

Cedar & Balsam

November 15, 2015

This is by far my most popular “pine” scent soap that I make.  Same design as last year.  I really like the different green colored cubes embedded in another green base.

Cedar & Balsam: A camphoraceous woody blend of pine, eucalyptus, cedarwood; finished with sweet balsam.  This fragrance is composed of top notes of  orange, raspberry, and plum;  middle notes of lily, carnation, and hyacinth;  base notes of balsam, pine, eucalyptus, and cedarwood.

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I had some left over cubes and a tree cookie cutter so I decided to make a small batch of tree embeds. Didn’t quite work out how I imagined, so next year I’ll just stick to the same design I’ve done the past three years.

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Apple Balsam Pine

October 31, 2015

I saw this light bulb mold and thought I could make a really cool soap with it. I DID NOT expect the fragrance to set up super fast.  It meant I didn’t get to embed the light bulbs at a leisurely pace.  Inside didn’t quite end up how I wanted it to, but the top is cute and I like it.

Apple Balsam Pine: A unique blend of juicy apple, cassis, jasmine and Siberian fir.

It started off with me making LOTS of light bulbs.

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I then figure out the exact order I wanted to put them in the soap in and had them lined up and ready to go (not that that helped much with the acceleration!).

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This was after I poured and pipped the light bulb strings. My goal was to make it look like a string of Christmas lights.

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And here you go: I had to add some real lights to the picture!

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Frost & Snowdrops and Beneath the Stars

October 27, 2015

Snow anyone? Okay, so I’m not quite ready for snow either, but I really like the look of these.

I was playing around with a technique here. It didn’t work quite how I was hoping, but I’ll probably play around with it some more after the winter season is over.

Frost & Snowdrops: a romantic musk & sandalwood background, while providing the aroma of delicate winter flowers.

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This turned out better than I thought!  I didn’t realize that the blue would morph.  When I cut it it was green! Luckily it went back to blue…not quite the same color I started with, but hey it’s blue!!!

Beneath the Stars: An enveloping blend of grape, peach and plum with sparkling citrus, rose and musk.

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Frosted Pinecones & Santa’s Tree Farm

October 21, 2015

I have been trying to find a new pine to add to my winter soaps.  I got four different winter/pine type scents.  Not sure which I like best so it’ll be interesting to see what my customers think.

Santa’s Tree Farm: It’s the aroma of freshly cut evergreen branches. Reminiscent of a refreshing walk through a tree farm as your family prepares to cut down their season tree on a cool winter day.

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Pretty winter tiger swirl anyone? I’m quite in love with this soap!

Frosted Pinecones: is a wonderful blend of herbaceous pine and spruce, combined with notes of rosemary, carnation, cedar, and hints of spice.

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Cranberry Relish and Sangria Punch

October 18, 2015

This winter I did a bunch of different fragrances.  I was trying out a bunch of new scents to see how they went over.  The next few weeks I’ll post the results! First up:

Sangria Punch: a refreshing melody beginning with top notes of grape, orange, lemon, lime, and apple, followed by middle notes of pomegranate and blackberries; sitting on a dry down of sugar.

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I was really happy with how this soap turned out.  It’s a simple two layer in the pot swirl, and when I cut it it was just pretty! I really liked it.

Cranberry Relish: a wonderful fresh, tart cranberry.

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Spiced Cranberry

October 15, 2015

The ever popular Spiced Cranberry!  I’ve made this soap for the past three years now and it always sells.

Spiced Cranberry: a refreshing blend of cranberry relish and orange zests with hints of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

I kept the same design concept as last year.  I’m frustrated that the brown didn’t get darker, but otherwise I love the fall colors of this soap.

In the pot swirl embeds!

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And a multi-colored mica oil swirl on top!

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Final Soap:

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